March 8, 2017

A woman from China and a woman from Ukraine compete in the final of the Women's World of Chess Championship in Tehran, Iran, Feb. 28. (CNS photo/Abedin Taherkenareh, EPA)

"Because, you know, I believe we are stronger together and we will go forward together. And you should never, ever regret fighting for that. You know, scripture tells us, let us not grow weary of doing good, for in good season we shall reap. My friends, let us have faith in each other, let us not grow weary and lose heart, for there are more seasons to come and there is more work to do."

- Hillary Clinton, from her concession speech November 9, 2016, after the U.S. presidential election was called for the Republican opponent

March 8 is International Women's Day. This year's theme is #BeBoldForChange. International Women's Day was first observed in the United States in 1909 (on February 28) and has evolved since then.

International Day of the Woman and Girl is marked by the United Nations; the 2017 theme is "Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030," based on the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals.

Celebrating Award-Winning Content: GSR recently earned seven awards for editorial excellence from the Associated Church Press.